On Thursday’s NewsHour…

BY newsdesk  July 8, 2010 at 4:47 PM EDT

U.S.-RUSSIA SPY SWAP | The United States is expected to trade Russians arrested on charges of espionage for convicted spies being held in Russia. Judy Woodruff talks to Mark Hosenball, a reporter for Newsweek, and former CIA Counsel General Jeffrey Smith about how these deals have been organized in the past.

NEWSMAKER: RAHM EMANUEL | White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel sits down with Jim Lehrer to discuss the current political climate and issues at the top of the Obama administration’s priority list.

FIGHTING OIL WITH MICROBES| As the large amounts of oil continue to foul the Gulf of Mexico, scientists on the Gulf Coast are turning to tiny microbes to help clean affected marshlands. Tom Bearden reports on efforts along the Alabama coast.

MEDIA AND THE MILITARY | After a magazine article led to the firing of General Stanley McChrystal, the relationship between the media and the military has shifted. Margaret Warner talks to guests about the Pentagon and its new rules for dealing with the news media.

JEAN-MICHEL COUSTEAU | Jean-Michel Cousteau, the son of ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau, talks with Jeffrey Brown about his book ‘My Father, The Captain’, which profiles the life he shared with his father and sheds new light on the life of the famous diver.

Thursday’s anchors are Jim Lehrer and Judy Woodruff. Hari Sreenivasan will have the day’s other top news stories and a look at features on the Web, including an interview concerning Rolling Stone’s portrayal of Gen. McChrystal with former CNN Pentagon correspondent Jamie McIntyre and Kelly McBride of the Poytner Institute, a blog post by the NewsHour’s new political editor David Chalian on tonight’s interview with Rahm Emanuel, and a video of experts chiming in on the 26-hour flight of an experimental solar plane.

We hope you join us.